Out Swedish soccer player Anton Hysén has signed with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny of the National Premier Soccer League. Hysén came out exactly three years ago in an interview with Swedish soccer magazine Offside and in this site’s first interview ...Read more
She cites still experiencing pain in her knees following surgery in 2010 as the primary reason for her retirement.
Walsh retires as the third highest scorer in Australian history, having played in three Asian Cups, a World Cup, and the 2004 Olympics.
She will end her career after the upcoming series of friendlies in the United States, playing Rapinoe in the USA Women’s post-London victory tour.
Dan Woog is an educator, writer, and soccer coach based in Connecticut. In his column for last weekend’s edition of the publication Letters from Camp Rehoboth, he has some high praise for Major League Soccer, calling soccer “a sports world leader in many LGBT-related ways.”
He cites the recent move to break away from the Boy Scouts, the actions following Colin Clark’s use of a gay slur, and club Pride Nights as examples of Major League Soccer’s leadership. He dedicates a whole paragraph to the recent actions of the Chicago Fire partnering with Equality Illinois like staff marching in the Chicago Pride Parade and Jay Nolly and Dan Gargan attending a cocktail party for the group.
Thank you to head coach Ben Olsen, midfielder Chris Pontius, defender Mike Chabala and everyone at DC United.
We are united. We are united in pursuit of championships. We are united in our service to the community. We are united in support of all our teammates, coaches, and fans – gay or straight. All that matters to us is your talent, work ethic, and passion. If you can play, you can play.
The team’s announcement of the video is here.
These past couple of days the Portland Timbers got something that they have been waiting for a while: some results. On Saturday, the Timbers won against their rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps. This is a remarkable result because so far in the Cascadia Cup standings we have 7pts, Seattle has 4 pts, and vancouver has 2 pts. That means only one thing — if we beat Seattle coming up then we clinch the Cascadia Cup our first piece of silverware since we moved to Major League Soccer.
Now onto the match itself. It looked like the Timbers were playing fairly decent in the beginning of the first half but things turned around once Darlington Nagbe scored another goal. I will say he is on a hot streak as of lately which is silencing his critics who have been criticizing him all season long. Then we marched forth and attacked the Vancouver Defense. The sad thing was that Vancouver came right back in extra time to tie it up. Once the second half came about the good thing was the remarkable defense the one guy who also was criticized a lot was Steven Smith. He helped saved the Timbers from dropping 2 points! Another person that definitely helped the team a lot was Frank Songo’o. He scored the game winning goal in the second half which sealed Vancouver’s fate. I have to say they improved from what their performances were in the past. They moved up to 3rd to last in terms of league ranking and this is the first win of Gavin Wilkinson’s coaching career in MLS.
Duke Athletics has released the second You Can Play Project video of the 2012-13 school year, and their head soccer coach and MLS original John Kerr, Jr., is among the athletes and staff featured.
Prior to Kerr’s coaching career at Harvard and Duke, he played professionally both in the US and England, including being selected by the Dallas Burn in the Inaugural Major League Soccer draft. He was also part of the first in-season MLS trade in 1996 heading to the New England Revolution.
Go Blue Devils!
I really don’t know if anything else needs to be said on the matter, but KickTV’s Jimmy Conrad made some bets and lost over the summer, and pays up in the latest edition of The Mixer. He wears a sports bra and wig for out Olympian Megan Rapinoe, and a dress for ally Danny Cruz of the Philadelphia Union.
This past Saturday was the second Pride Night put on by the Columbus Crew, making them the first team in Major League Soccer to repeat the event.
The Crew continued the streak of teams winning on their Pride Nights with a 4-3 victory over the New England Revolution. Things looked ominous for Columbus with two early goals from New England, but they were up 3-2 by the half with a brace from Federico Higuaín and a goal from Jairo Arrieta. In the second half Lee Nguyen evened things up with a penalty kick but birthday boy Arrieta scored his second goal late in the game for the 4-3 win.
Several gay4soccer readers shared their Pride Night pictures with us via Twitter Saturday night. If you have any you would like to share, Tweet them to @gay4soccer, or email us at email@example.com
He’s been a top bachelor in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Major League Soccer’s All Star Game Most Valuable Player. Now DC United midfielder Chris Pontius has been listed as having “Great Hair” in the September 2012 issue of Washingtonian Magazine:
We tend to agree, although not surprised considering how close his hair cutter of choice is to Dupont Circle.
H/T @SoccerInsider on Twitter
Carlos Bocanegra and Abby Wambach may have gotten all of the attention for appearing in ESPN: The Magazine’s Body Issue, but Kickette brings us Real Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave showing off his quads for the publication for this week’s Thursday Thighs feature.
Unfortunately, Olave’s legs aren’t doing so well right now, with him out for 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury. But his back line stand-ins were more than up to the task of defending in RSL’s CONCACAF Champions League shutout victory over Panama’s champions Tauro FC this week.
At the start of the Olympics last month, this video of the US Women’s National Team lip syncing to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” made the internet rounds:
Well last week our Chivas USA writer Rachna shared on Twitter that the Team GB Women’s Soccer Team had also made a lip sync video. My instant reaction was “well screw that, America already did one and anything America does is better than anything anyone else does.”
My instant reaction may have been wrong.